Smile! 'Faces of Death' Coming to Blu-ray

Posted Fri Jun 20, 2008 at 12:00 PM PDT by Peter Bracke
Faces of Death [DVD Box Art]

In an auspicious next-gen debut, MPI has announced plans to bring the notorious documentary 'Faces of Death' to Blu-ray in time for Halloween.

"Often imitated, never equaled," the legendary 1978 cult oddity is responsible for igniting the short-lived "snuff" craze of the late '70s (as well as inspiring a string of even tackier sequels). Although a good portion of the film's footage has since been revealed as fake, 'Faces of Death' remains banned in several countries and is sure to ignite more debate when it hits Blu-ray on October 7.

Comprised entirely of grainy video and 8mm film footage, MPI has nevertheless newly-remastered 'Faces of Death' in 1080 video and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround audio for its high-def debut.

Extras include two featurettes ("Choice Cuts with Editor Glenn Gurner," "The Death Makers with Special Make-Up FX Creators Allan A. Apone and Douglas J. White" -- the latter revealing many of the film's staged illusions), deleted scenes, even more grisly outtakes, and theatrical trailers for all of the installments of the 'Faces of Death' series.

MPI has set a suggested list price of $29.98 for the Blu-ray.

Don't say we didn't warn you, but you'll find specs for 'Faces of Death' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under October 7.

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Faces of Death (Blu-ray)
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